Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/vъšь

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology uncertain, possibly related to Baltic *ut-, cf. Lithuanian utėlė̃, utìs, Latvian uts. Compare also Lithuanian vievesà. Possibly ultimately connected with Proto-Germanic *lūs. The forms may have been distorted because of linguistic taboos.

Noun[edit]

*vъ̑šь f

  1. louse

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 532
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “вошь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Skok, Petar (1973) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 3, Zagreb: JAZU, page 550
  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982), “воша”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume 1, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 431